After working under platform artists for Redken and Paul Mitchell, master cosmetologist Carlos Flores opened Aqua Salon and Day Spa, a Paul Mitchell focus salon that emphasizes continuing education and training for its styling team. During services, the team unholsters premium products such as Aquage and Mitch, a Paul Mitchell line developed especially for men. Because the spa regularly styles both ladies and gents, the decor is neutral and posh, like the Supreme Court’s dressing room. Dramatic plants sprout from vases scattered around the spa, and suede seats and a cowhide rug decorate the lobby.
It only took La'Shonda Hayes a year to work her way up the ranks from shampoo technician to hairstylist. That was back when she was a novice in the beauty world, before Elle Shon Studios existed. It wasn't until 2012 that La'Shonda's raw natural talent, augmented by educational classes, finally took center stage when she founded the salon. Today, the master cosmetologist works with a makeup artist and extensions expert to beautify women of all cultural backgrounds. They cut and color hair, sew in hair extensions, or infuse hair with protein or moisture via special treatments.
Hair Ndustry Salon's stylists creates flattering hairstyles worthy of being photographed, a quality of which the shutterbugs who captured their work have taken advantage. Sophisticates Black Hair, Style Q, Hype Hair, and other publications have displayed Hair NDustry's styles in their pages, immortalizing the precision short cuts and extensions in which they specialize. Specifically, the team might employ hydration steam therapy to help locks hold styles longer than those held together with bobby pins and the same kind electrical tape that holds every part of dad's furnace in place for 30 years. Or, they might use relaxers to alter texture for both virgin locks and those in need of retouching.